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follow the sea

To be a sailor; to live a sailor's life. I always assumed that I would follow the sea, like all of the men in my family, but I just didn't have the constitution for that life.
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Merchant ships are but extension bridges; armed ones but floating forts; even pirates and privateers, though following the sea as highwaymen the road, they but plunder other ships, other fragments of the land like themselves, without seeking to draw their living from the bottomless deep itself.
They were generally poverty-stricken; always plebeian and obscure; working with unsuccessful diligence at handicrafts; laboring on the wharves, or following the sea, as sailors before the mast; living here and there about the town, in hired tenements, and coming finally to the almshouse as the natural home of their old age.
The 13th leg of 'Dagyaw 2019' has paved the way for Guimarasnons to know the plans of the government in response to their situation following the sea mishap off Iloilo Strait a month ago.
Another major issue is failure to conveyed sustenance and water following the sea tempest.
Lorenzana's remarks came at a time when the owner of the damaged fishing boat Gem-Vir 1 is asking for appropriate restitution for damages following the sea incident.
It was built by the Portuguese to give direction for those following the sea route to India.
Runners were then guided around St Peter's Church before heading to the coast and following the sea front, entering Roker Park with 2.6 miles left.
It was a time of wonder, a time to wander, With dreams to spare, and dreams to squander, Chasing the night stars, following the sea, With never a thought of what would be, A world of my tomorrows, filled with music and laughter, Never counting the cost, and what might come after, How good the days, and sweet the nights, Nature's bounty to the young, the friendships made, Kisses shared, and every love song sung, So you took those times, with all its dreams, Though you knew they may be fleeting, And lived for the day, to pay back tomorrow, Or with luck, at our very last meeting.
The release of the collision videos came following the Sea Shepherd's accusations against the Japanese whaling ships of launching attacks on Bob Barker and Steve Irwin, both vessels in the Southern Whale Sanctuary on Feb 1.
Zertal's archaeological finds and his hypothesis regarding Haroshet ha-Goyyim (discussed below) are set forth in his recent book, Sodo shel Sisera: Massa be-ikvot Goyyei ha-Yam ve-Shirat Devorah ["Sisera's Secret: A Journey following the Sea Peoples and the Song of Deborah"] (Tel Aviv: Dvir, 2010).
While China is not alone in persuading qualified citizens to return home--Indians are increasingly following the sea turtles' example--the Middle Kingdom has approached the issue most aggressively.
The ship was scheduled to be handed over to India in December following the sea trials.